Staudinger and others refer this species to dotata, L., but there seems to be some doubt in the matter.
Our form, in all its modifications, belongs to egerides, Staudinger.
But I am bound to add that Dr. Staudinger himself, as he informs me, is of a different opinion.
Except as regards the Larentiin, I have largely adhered to Staudinger's arrangement of genera in each of the above subfamilies.
Staudinger and other recent authors have adopted ribeata, Clerck, for this species.
My friend, Dr. Staudinger, who has twice spent the summer in Lapland, thus writes in reply to my question.
Staudinger in his catalogue of Palarctic Lepidoptera refers twenty genera comprising sixty-three species to this family.
Some thirteen or fourteen species occurring in Europe are referred by Staudinger to this family.
Staudinger gives alpium, Osbeck , as an earlier name than orion, Esp.
Staudinger, it may be added, adopts maillardi as the earlier name for this species, and it may have to be generally accepted.